Russia in the World

Using the Olympics as a Weapon in the Total W...

345435345343In response to Russia’s stance against Western aggression in Syria, the West has launched a full-scale war against Moscow. One of the major triggers of this war seemed to be when Russia…

Putin: Nyet to Neo-liberals, Da to National D...

4564564564After more than two years of worsening economic growth and an economy struggling with 10.5% central bank interest rates that make new credit to spur growth virtually impossible, Russian President Vladimir Putin has finally broken…

Tackling Russia on the Sports Field

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Americans like to say: ‘if you can’t beat them, join them,’ but this advice has been forgotten by the pointy heads in Washington. The last thing they want is to join Russia in solving the world’s dire problems. Since that makes…

Putin Denounces Western Support for Terrorist...

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From Ukraine to Syria; Libya to Iraq: the West has repeatedly shown itself to be an imperial entity which brings nothing but chaos, devastation and destabilization to its victims. Contrary to spreading ‘freedom and democracy’

Russia’s Achilles Heel – Reflections fr...

34534534544For three days this month, June 16-18, I had the opportunity to participate as a panelist in the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia. I’ve been in Russia many times since the Ukraine US-backed coup…

Is There a Difference Between a Democracy and...

34534534534Democracy has got to be the most overworked and under-defined word in the English language these days – in fact, in any language, given that memes spread across the planet faster than the speed of light. The more ruthless and…

‘Black Friday’ For GMO in Russia

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The destructive global project known as GMO or Genetically Manipulated Organisms is incurring major defeats. The once-formidable muscle of Monsanto, Bayer AG, Syngenta, Dow-DuPont seems to be suffering from a rare form of…

Mikhael Gorbachov Enjoys The Treatment Reserv...

34535345345This is the headline with which the NYT recently signaled a new book by the man who ended the Soviet Union, and has continued to work for global peace ever since. In a long, but consistently dismissive article…

 

Russia Number One World Wheat Exporter

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One of the comments most often heard by western mainstream economists is that Russia’s economy is too dependent on energy export and not able to be competitive in areas other than simple commodity export. While oil and gas exports remain a vital source of revenue for the State…

What If Vladimir Putin Does Know a “Third Way...

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Vladimir Putin saved Russia from the scavengers of the Yeltsin era. What’s more, he’s fundamentally re-forming the world’s biggest country in ways few understand. Unfortunately, most of this select group are bitter enemies of…

OPEC Meeting and its Consequences for Oil Pro...

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The results of the recent OPEC meeting were pretty predictable – all the member states announced their reluctance to cut oil production levels, while some are even planning to increase them. In the meantime, Iran wants to…

Facilitation of a Russian-Arab Dialog

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The fourth session of the Russia—Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (CCASG) strategic dialog held in Moscow piqued interest of the global and Arab press, which reacted to the event by releasing a score of publications containing…


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